Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movie is getting ready to hit movie theaters which means it is time for the cross-promotional game to hit the market. Marvel Games has met that expectation with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy: TUW to Google Play for $4.99. In a gaming world increasingly taken over by the freemium model, that price might seem a little bit steep, but consider there are no in-app purchases to be made and the developers have even gone so far as to ensure the game is playable with no Internet connection. » Read the rest
Kim Kardashian has built an empire being Kim Kardashian and now that success has extended to mobile gaming. Glu Mobile’s Kim Kardashian: Hollywood was released on June 25th and has already rocketed up the charts to become the third most downloaded game in Apple’s App Store and is in the top ten free games in Google’s Play Store. The game has also garnered near unanimous praise from users ranking five stars. The question now is whether Glu and Kardashian can build on the solid start or will this prove to be another boom/bust for a mobile gaming developer. » Read the rest
Now that Android Wear is all the rage in the wearables game, Sony’s got to do something to catch up — or simply come out with their own Android Wear device.
At least for now, it seems that Sony will be doing the former, trying to pick up a bit of a draw for its SmartWatch 2 and SmartBand.
We have seen evidence of a NVIDIA branded controller clearing the FCC that could work with a tablet that recently cleared the Global Certification Forum (GCF). The controller may still work with the tablet, but the BBC is reporting that NVIDIA is readying some sort of gaming console that will have a separate controller.
This gaming console would connect to your TV via HDMI, and is expected to be powered by NVIDIA”s own Tegra K1 chip. It will not only play Android games, but it will also stream PC games to the TV as well.
If you’re an Angry Birds addict, here’s some good news.
Angry Birds Star Wars 2 has received its “Master Your Destiny” update, which added 30 new levels to the hit game — 15 for the birds side, 15 for the pigs side.
Sonic fans have a new title to check out in the Google Play store. In a follow-up to their 2012 title Sonic Jump, SEGA has released Sonic Jump Fever. In addition to the standard improvements in areas like graphics, the main change for this sequel is the move from being a premium app to being a free app with in-app purchases available. SEGA also incorporates play against your friends and leaderboard rankings much more in this title putting more emphasis on social aspects. » Read the rest
If you are in need of a mobile platformer that is graphically intense, look no further than Leo’s Fortune. The game is about Leo, a fluffy little ball, who is hunting a thief that still his gold. Players will control Leo and voyage, survive, and follow through twenty-four levels in order to reacquire the gold. Upon completing the main story, players can enter into Hardcore Mode that provides the task of completing the game without dying a single time.
The game became available today in the Play Store for $4.99, but that is the one and only cost players will ever come across. Leo’s Fortune does not even feature in-app purchases anywhere. The graphics are stunning and the gameplay seems pretty smooth. So while $4.99 seems a lot for any app or game, rest assured you are getting a very high quality product.
Hit the break for the trailer, gallery, and download links. » Read the rest
After a long wait, Gameloft’s popular Modern Combat series will see its next entrant hit Google Play on July 24th for $6.99 when Modern Combat 5: Blackout will be available. Once paid for, no additional in-app purchases will be needed. Gameloft says the new title brings a unified character progression system for both the single-player and multi-player modes of the game. This means that online connectivity is required even when in single player mode. » Read the rest
You probably thought Android Wear devices would not be a good form factor for playing games. If the game is simple enough that may not be true. For example, developer Sebastian Mauer has released an “inspired” game called Flopsy Droid for Android Wear devices. Hit the break to check out some screen shots showing how a flying Droid can be piloted through a series of obstacles. If you are lucky enough to already have an Android Wear device, you can use the download links to grab this free game. » Read the rest
We saw a ton of new stuff last week at Google I/O, but one thing that didn’t get as much press was mirroring for the Chromecast. Mirroring will allow you to cast whatever is on your Android device’s display to your TV. This should open up to more gaming via the Chromecast. You could use your phone as a controller, but what would make it even more interesting is to use your phone as a “motion” controller.
Anuj Tandon from Rolocule Games has posted a demo video of his Motion Tennis game using a Nexus 5 as a motion controller while casing to Chromecast. The biggest question is going to be latency, but Google has stressed that they have cut it down to almost nothing. So far, latency looks pretty minimal in the video.
Motion Tennis is already available on Apple TV and the Miracast, but should be available for Chromecast later this summer. Hit the break for the demo video.